Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch
Only 5% of NSW children eat enough vegetables. We’re on a mission to change that stat, by increasing children’s knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables.
Vegetable Week, featuring the fun event ‘The Big Vegie Crunch,’ is a free, quick and easy school-based event for NSW primary schools, funded by NSW Health.
‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ is an attempt by NSW primary school students to break the record for the highest number of children eating vegetables simultaneously – and to get kids excited about vegetables!
It’s a fantastic and veg-citing way to start your school year with a health-promoting crunch.
Vegetable Week 2022 ran from Monday 28 March to Friday 1 April, with The Big Vegie Crunch held at 10 am on Thursday 31 March.
Registrations for the 2022 event have now closed. However, for a limited time, you can still access the digital resources via the Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch resource webpage.
What resources are available?
We have a whole vegetable patch of digital resources to help your school, including:
- Get ready eNewsletters
- Classroom, whole of school and home activity ideas
- Organisational hints and tips
- Ready-to-go communication resources
- Access to the super funky ‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ theme song
- Vegi–ful recipes
- A template to print your own ‘I crunched today! Did you?’ student stickers
- A personalised countdown clock so you can all crunch together
Please note that resources are provided in digital format only. Unlike Fruit & Veg Month, which is held in Term 3, there are no hardcopy resources provided for Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch.
Resources are now available on the Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch resource website.
Well done to all the schools that entered our competition to win a $400 Vegepod voucher. The winning schools are:
- Large school – St Columbkille’s Catholic Primary School, Corrimal
- Medium school – Holy Cross Primary School, Glendale
- Small school – Yoogali Public School, Yoogali
What happened in 2022?
An amazing 111,760 students registered across 452 schools. Of these, 31,081 students crunched together at 10am on Thursday 31 March and a further 6,107 students crunched during Vegetable Week. Although that was an awful lot of vegetable eating, it wasn’t enough to break the event’s previous records. So, please join us in 2023 and let’s try again!
For further questions, please contact us.